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bHanks 12-15-2008 06:32 PM

Motor mounts
Does anyone know a good place to get some motor mounts? Mine are more than likely shot and need to be replaced.

bHanks 12-15-2008 06:41 PM


GRIDLOCK 12-15-2008 06:42 PM

Desert Motor Works will take care of ya! :thumbsup:

bHanks 12-15-2008 06:43 PM

Thank you for the speedy reply. :)

GRIDLOCK 12-15-2008 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by bHanks (Post 9072605)
Thank you for the speedy reply. :)

Anytime brudda :str8pimpi

Hrvat 12-15-2008 06:47 PM

Got mine from www.bimmerzone.com. I believe they had the best deal.

Look for my post #21 and below for some information on how to change them.

bHanks 12-15-2008 06:48 PM

And thank you, i saw your post just couldn't find a good place to get them.

bHanks 12-15-2008 06:51 PM

Okay but which ones did you get? I have two kinds to choose, one is Sachs and the other it Corteco.

Hrvat 12-15-2008 06:58 PM

I remember paying $50 something when I got mine but I can't remember which ones they were. Maybe they were Sachs but price has gone down by now. I'd say you'd be safe with Sachs as they make a lot of OEM stuff for BMW

bHanks 12-15-2008 06:59 PM

Sounds good, how long did the process take?

n2Bimmer 12-15-2008 07:02 PM

its easy you can do it your self to. You will need to unbolt it and jack up the engine just a bit.

Hrvat 12-15-2008 07:12 PM

I just looked up my receipt. I got Corteco ones, A7000-277416. I am kinda cheap and I know I would have gotten Sachs ones but I must have searched by part number from RealOEM, which returned Corteco ones only.

It took me like an hour to do it but then I got a pit in my garage which makes things bit easier. Either way, it's not a hard job.

1. Once you get your car on jackstands (never had to do that because of the pit), unbolt passenger side mount fully and losen up drivers side. Don't fully take off nuts from drivers side.
2. Slowly jack up engine under the oil pan and make sure you use piece of wood between jack and the pan. Jack it up only so much that you can get the mount out.
3. Once you get the new mount in, slowly lower the engine down, making sure that mount fits perfectly in it's spot. There is only one way that it can sit in there. Bolt it up
4. Unbolt other mount, slowly jackup engine and slide old one out. Slide new one in.
So key thing here is to do one side at the time.

As I stated in that thread, you will need two 10" extensions and universal joint. Bottom nuts are unbolted thru the opening in control arm and can't be done without the universal joint.

bHanks 12-15-2008 07:19 PM

Thank you for all of your help.

Hrvat 12-15-2008 07:20 PM

Np. Let us know how you make out.

david @ eas 12-15-2008 07:23 PM

Rogue also carries Performance Motor Mounts for your car. If you have any questions on the mounts feel free to send me a PM or you can check our website here:

Rogue Engineering - Performance Engine Mounts (most BMWs)

Just like factory, but better
The factory-like design incorporates the anti-rotational tabs ensuring that the mounts do not rotate. Use of these mounts virtually eliminates all deflection created from the engine. This is especially true for high-powered vehicles such as those with turbos or superchargers.

The internals of the mount feature a unique locking system in the event of a crash, the internal hardware of the mounts prevent complete failure of the mount. Whereas the integrity of the mount will be compromised, its internal construction prevents the mounts upper and lower plates from completely tearing away from each other. Whereas this may seem to be a small feature, this will ultimately decrease the chances of the engine from breaching the firewall, and entering the internal compartment of the vehicle. No other performance mount can make this claim.

Models Supported:

All e30 3-series models, including M3
All e36 3-series models, including 318ti
All e46 3-series models, including M3
All e36/7 Z3 3-series models, including MZ3/MZ3C
All e85 Z4 models, including MZ4/MZ4C

reynaldo 12-15-2008 07:23 PM

is there a DIY pix for this task (Motor mount) ?

bHanks 12-15-2008 07:24 PM

Okay, i may not have to do them after all, my car has been in the shop for the past 3 months and this is the latest problem, so they say, and the down tubes. the shop might take care of it, we'll see.

toddkageals 12-15-2008 08:38 PM

I just can't understand how motor mounts can cost $300.00!!!!!

Spdu4ia 12-15-2008 08:51 PM

do you feel an increase in vibration since installing new mounts?

Hrvat 12-15-2008 08:58 PM


Originally Posted by Spdu4ia (Post 9073335)
do you feel an increase in vibration since installing new mounts?

Not at all. It eliminated all vibration at cold starts. Before when first starting the car, while waiting for RPMs to settle down, I would feel the vibration on my seat and steering wheel and now it's gone. Remember, properly working mounts obsorbe most of vibration so that is not felt in the cabin.

Also, my biggest problem was movement of shifter under heavy acceleration, which made shifting very hard. That's gone now also. Initially I thought it was the tranny mounts, and one of the was ripped, but this didn't fix the shifter movement. Motor mount replacement did.

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